Thursday, June 30, 2022


‘Spaces’ as Symbolic Capital and the Paradox of our Times

The article that follows explores this obsession of our times and shows ways in which it can be transcended.

With Rampant Rape, is India the Worst Country for Women?

A unaddressed misogynistic societal attitude underpins the culture of rape in India.

Can we Counter the Culture of Rape by Castrating or Lynching Rapists?

The extra-judicial killing of the accused in the brutal rape and murder of Hyderabad vet, raises more questions than one.

The Idea of Indianness

With a critique of the dominant historiography and sensitivity to diversity and folk traditions, particularly of India’s north east, the article makes us rethink the idea of Indianness and nationalism.

Jawaharlal Nehru’s Inner Turmoil

The New Leam feels happy to share a reflection on Nehru’s nuanced engagement with reason and faith with its alert readers. 

Did the Stardom of Amitabh Bachchan Curb His Creativity?

Dada Saheb Phalke award to Amitabh Bachchan...And the article reflects on the complex trajectory that the star/actor has undertaken in his long career.

The Monuments of Tomorrow: a Glimpse into the Future

The monuments offer us an escape into a world beyond the ordinary. They tell us about the politico-cultural dynamics that shaped our trajectories and offer us ways to reflect upon our own times.

The Implications of Cultural Politics for the Social Order

Politics and culture have an inherently complex relationship whereby both influence the others’ potential to transform society.

Fake News Era: Need for Critical Media Literacy

There is a need for education to enable the polity to navigate and confront the lies perpetuated by politicians and media outlets.

The Emerging Interface of Politics, Academics and Culture: A Conversation with Prof. Irfan Ahmad

The New Leam conducted an engaging conversation with Prof. Irfan Ahmad on politics, culture and academics in contemporary times. Here is an excerpt from the conversation.

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